This date in playoff history: The Phoenix Suns save Chicago

Game 5 didn’t feel like a season-ender, 1992-93 was too fitful and weird and large. The Bulls had to let everyone else talk for a while, Chicago had to let its season go before it could return.

The Phoenix Suns were a Finals opponent as good as any champion, same as the bridesmaid Knicks squad Chicago (barely) left back in the Eastern Conference. Chicago…

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